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Critical thinker. Insatiably curious. Results driven.

Senior Human Resources professional with expertise in management roles, covering multiple areas of HR discipline (recruitment, organizational design, talent management, employee relations) acting as business partner to top management and line managers.

Experience gained with both local entrepreneurial companies and multinational matrix-structured corporations.

Resourceful and imaginative in achieving results. Competency strengths also include business acumen and interpersonal savvy, thriving in fast paced and highly dynamic environments.

Work experience

Oct 2014present

HR Business Partner II Chapter Lead, Resourcing

Vodafone Romania

Apr 2019 - Aug 2019 - Chapter Lead, Resourcing & HR Business Partner for HR

Responsible for development and delivery of Talent Acquisition strategy, in line with Group Resourcing, to support Vodafone's business objectives. Member of Vodafone Romania HRLT, reporting to local HRD.

Acting as HR Business Partner for HR

Oct 2014 - Mar 2019 - HR Business Partner for Customer Operations

Responsible for the development and delivery of the People Plan for Customer Operations (more than 1000 FTEs) in order to drive the improvement of organization effectiveness and ensure we are managing changes in a professional way, improve the talent pipeline, succession planning and employee engagement. Part of an EMT member direct reports team.

Key projects/ focus areas:

Organizational Effectiveness - working closely with Finance Business Partner and COPS Strategy Manager to elaborate business cases assessing opportunities of high impact change projects; operational model assessment; location strategy - new call center locations opening - Craiova & Pitesti (identify and assess potential cities, business case, pilot, roll-out); responsible for employment cost and FTEs budget elaboration and execution.

People Transformation - design, adapt and implement full cycle transformation programs (recruitment, induction, training, assessment, reward) for different target populations, (embedding group content as a part of the Customer Experience companywide program when was the case).

Employee Relations - restructuring project lead in closing one call center location; escalation point for sensitive ER issues.

Reward - identify opportunities and implement reward initiatives in critical areas for a maximum cost vs benefit ratio, within budget, aligning and engaging business stakeholders and COEs in the process.

Talent Acquisition - HR interface with staffing and personnel leasing agencies (provider selection, negotiate and monitor KPIs and SLAs, elaborate action plans to improve partners performance). Interface with Executive Search agency; involved in recruitment for Managers (band F and above). 

Jul 2012Sep 2014

HR Manager - Production Services

Central European Media Enterprises (CME)

Reporting directly to the local CEO and leading the HR department (3 to 7 FTEs), I was responsible with:

  • Organization design & restructuring: (part of CME's transition from divisional to country model). Involving: business process analysis, mapping functions and capabilities required, identifying opportunities for outsourcing, propose the new structure, forecasting the costs and timeline of the change process
  • Employee relations: leading the restructuring & layoffs process; supervising personnel administration, health and safety, compensation & benefits; guiding management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating HR related policies, procedures & guidelines
  • Budgeting and forecasting: elaborating the yearly HR budget (salary costs, training, recruitment, health and safety); monthly adjusting the forecasted HR costs; finding solutions for HR cost optimization in order to support attaining of company financial objectives and operational capabilities needed
  • Compliance of HR processes - meeting the periodically SOX, due diligence and audit requirements
  • Training & development: elaborating and monitoring execution of the annual training plan and budget
  • Recruitment – supervising internal and external recruitment projects; consulting upper management
Sep 2008Jul 2012

Group HR Lead

GMP Group

GMP is an independent group covering all fields of communication industry: advertising, digital, public relations; totaling about 100 employees. Reporting to each company General Director, I was in charge with the HR department of the group (2 direct reports).

Roles held:

January 2011 - July 2012 - Group HR Coordinator

September 2008 - January 2011 - HR Coordinator Webstyler

Reporting to the General Director (in both roles), I was responsible for conducting/coordinating all HR activities.

Key responsibilities in GMP Group:

· Organizational development: safeguarding and strengthening each company’s organizational culture and talent by: coaching line managers and aligning HR processes accordingly (e.g.: performance management); identifying opportunities, develop and implement internal projects to support company values; spotting top talent and best cultural fit in the market order to reinforce and promote company values.

· Talent acquisition:  constantly developing the recruitment pipeline, determine staffing requirements, running full cycle recruitment projects and make recommendations throughout the induction process; creating and maintaining an open relationship with talents in the industry, promoting the employer brand;

· Performance Management: Reviewing and updating the performance management policy, defining key competencies and behaviors that support company culture and values; coaching managers in assessing competencies and performance, provide feedback and plan future development of their team.

· Training & Development - Provide cost effective solutions for professional and personal development

· yearly HR planning; identifying designing and implementing strategic HR projects, as and when required.

Oct 2007Sep 2008

Training & Organizational Development Specialist

Cosmote Romanian Mobile Telecommunications

Being the sole employee of Training & Development Office, for a company of 1000 FTEs and reporting to HR Manager, my responsibilities included:

· Training related activities: centralizing annual training requests and consolidating the annual training plan; training acquisition; keeping training related records and providing requested reports; redefining training requisition workflow and internal training procedure (proposal sent for approval)

· Other HR activities: collaborating with line managers in defining the job descriptions; performing the induction for new employees; updating the exit interview forms; consolidating data and prepare HR related presentations

Mar 2006Oct 2007

Senior Consultant

Context Human Resources (JobAvantaj)

Reporting to the business owner and managing a team of two consultants, I was responsible for:

·Conducting and/or coordinating national and international executive search projects and recruiting mainly for management positions.

·Client acquisition & retention, acting as a unique point of contact

Jul 2005Mar 2006

Account Executive

Blitz Advertising


Oct 2000Jul 2004

Bachelors Degree

University of Bucharest


Jul 2003Present

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Cambridge University
Jan 2014Present

Assoc CIPD

CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development